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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

  • Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Fixed for 1 year
  • Closing date: 23 August 2022

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological institution and has a long history of working with industry to deliver strong business growth from access to research and innovation expertise. The latest major initiative continuing to deliver on this track record is through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).
NMIS is a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities transforming skills, productivity and innovation, helping to make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing. At the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire; it is operated by the University of Strathclyde and supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council and Renfrewshire Council.

The Programme Management Office (PMO) is part of the NMIS Operations Group that provides a framework of management and support for project and programme delivery. An opportunity for a Programme Manager role has emerged as part of recent changes to the PMO structure and team.

You will work with Technical team project leads to ensure that projects are undertaken within the financial and resource constraints available and you will monitor and manage project progress, ensuring that the contracted outputs are delivered to the customers’ satisfaction. You will contribute to the coordination of the overall programme financial management of the core research programmes. These activities will ensure that the NMIS delivers against customer requirements and expectations thereby promoting on-going research funding opportunities growth in the NMIS research project portfolio.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a minimum of degree level (or equivalent experience), with substantial project management experience within a relevant research or manufacturing environment e.g. industry, commerce, the public sector or the higher education sector. You will have experience in project management processes and system development, implementation and operation and you will have proven analytical and interpretational skills with experience of collating, writing and presenting complex reports. You will be an excellent communicator with confidence in presenting to diverse audiences with an ability to effectively transfer skills and knowledge to others. You will have the ability to co-ordinate team activities, work as part of a team, and influence a variety of stakeholders.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Christopher Lewis, Head of Programme Delivery (Christopher.lewis@strath.ac.uk).

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  • Salary range: £28,756 - £32,344
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 21 August 2022

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS will accelerate innovation by enabling manufacturing companies to trial and test new processes, new applications and demonstrate new manufacturing technologies and techniques at an earlier stage as well as encouraging supply chain collaboration at the research stage of product development.

The Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA) within NMIS seeks to appoint a STEM & Early Careers Assistant Skills Project Lead to support work with employers, training providers and Public Sector Agencies to ensure the manufacturing workforce has the necessary skills required for today and for jobs in the future.

The successful candidate will provide STEM & Early Careers skills advice and guidance, and support on skills proposals and project design, development and delivery and build relationships across the Scottish and UK STEM and Early Careers skills landscape.

This is a unique opportunity to undertake a challenging role within a major project.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a minimum of HNC/HND level in a related discipline or have equivalent experience in a similar role. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in the STEM & Early Careers Skills landscape and skills development overall and you will have experience of working with industry, education, academia and the public sector. You will have a developing ability to conduct individual project work, to disseminate results and to prepare funding proposals. You will have good interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively transfer information and knowledge to others and an ability to build successful high-quality relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.


*This post is advertised as 1 FTE however, part time working can also be considered. This post is available from August 2022.

For informal enquiries, please contact Jim Hannigan, Head of Skills Capability james.hannigan@strath.ac.uk

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  • Salary range: Competitive
  • FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
  • Term: Open Contract 
  • Closing date: 31 July 2022

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Times Higher Education Awards University of the Year 2019 and Scottish University of the Year 2020) possesses a large and internationally leading Engineering Faculty with a proud history of securing major funding for projects from government and other funding agencies and in operating successful joint ventures and partnerships with industrial organisations.

NMIS is partnering with the Centre for Process Innovation and North Ayrshire Council to develop the Digital Process Manufacturing Centre (DPMC) at i3 in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The Centre will demonstrate, develop and deliver digital technology to support the UK’s process manufacturing sectors’ digital challenges.

DPMC will offer practical demonstrations of Industry 4.0 technology to stimulate, encourage and support industry to adopt new and innovative practices in the application of digital strategies to their manufacturing operations by offering hands-on experience. The demonstrations will include a range of opportunities for industry to gain access to examples of control systems, manufacturing execution systems, operational technologies, Augmented Reality, paperless systems, training, performance management, data visualisation techniques, etc. This experience, available in a controlled environment, aims to improve levels of confidence and demonstrates how digital applications can improve management decision-making, driving business performance and competitiveness.  The physical facility, which will include a networking/training/meeting space, will serve as a focal point and networking hub for companies in the area.

The centre will focus on key process sub-sectors including:

  • Pharmaceuticals ·      
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals and Chemical Products
  • Agrichemicals
  • Food & Drink 
  • Fast Moving Commercial Goods
  • Water (collection, treatment, supply)

The Managing Director will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure DPMC has the operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, people, and systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and ensure financial strength and operational efficiency. The Managing Director will lead the implementation of DPMC strategy and operational management activities, which will be undertaken by working closely with DPMC partners, industrial members, funding bodies and University staff. You will be responsible ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of the Centre through membership, grant funding, and commercial income by engaging with local and international industrial partners, funding agencies and prospective partners/clients at the most senior level.

You will be based at the DPMC site and the role will require frequent national and international travel and maintenance of close contact with colleagues at the University’s campus in the centre of Glasgow. DPMC is formally linked to the University through NMIS.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a relevant subject and have substantial professional leadership experience and an established track record within a relevant professional environment. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, across industry and academia. Your knowledge of the processing sector (ideally in one of the target sub-sectors) will bring an established network of contacts and a good understanding of collaboration opportunities.

Formal interviews for this post are anticipated to be held in August 2022.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to David Hernandez, Project Manager (david.hernandez@strath.ac.uk).

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  • Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 07 August 2022

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS will accelerate innovation by enabling manufacturing companies to trial and test new processes, new applications and demonstrate new manufacturing technologies and techniques at an earlier stage as well as encouraging supply chain collaboration at the research stage of product development.

The Manufacturing Skills Academy within NMIS seeks to appoint a Skills Researcher to guide MSA Leadership/Programme Managers/Project Leads in delivering evidence-based informed skills projects as well as provide research into the global skills landscape, foresight trends that can be used to inform the MSA strategy and business planning process.

You will join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives and look to identify potential sources of funding. You will collaborate with colleagues to ensure that research advances inform MSA teaching and pedagogy and you will collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, participating in initiatives that establish skills research links with industry, wider education and influence public policy.

Your outputs will address future skills transition needs and requirements including transition to net zero – providing research into upskilling and reskilling to support the development of green skills in support of the ambitions within UK & Scottish Governments – for example Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan (CESAP) and Just Transition and Digital Strategies.

You will work closely with MSA team members and stakeholders and will be responsible for overseeing, organising and reporting on skills project related activities.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level and you will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in the relevant discipline/s to contribute to skills research programmes and to the development of skills research activities as required by NMIS MSA. You will have experience of working with industry, education, academia and the public sector; strong skills research experience, project management experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with a skills/engineering/manufacturing background.

This is a unique opportunity to undertake a challenging role within a major project.

*This post is advertised as one FTE however, part time working patterns can also be considered.

For informal enquiries, please contact Jim Hannigan, Head of Skills Capabilities - james.hannigan@strath.ac.uk

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  • Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 10 August 2022

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has been established.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).

Within the Digital Factory, the Digital and Metrology Team is seeking to appoint a Research and Development Engineer to support industrial research programmes within the Metrology Technical Theme. The candidate will play a key role in sustaining and developing metrology research themes and will work across a range of projects, supporting internal projects, SMEs and OEMs. Working at the cutting edge of dimensional measurement technology, the post holder will work with colleagues in NMIS, industrial partners and metrology equipment manufacturers to establish and support industrially relevant research projects.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to PhD level in an appropriate discipline (i.e. dimensional metrology, NDT, mechanical engineering) or have significant relevant industrial experience in addition to a Degree. You will have a track record of providing tailored measurement solutions in academic and/or industrial settings which have solved existing measurement problems (e.g. bottlenecks, poor accuracy, accessibility, etc.) and ensured that measurement data has been reliable. You will have significant knowledge and experience in capturing, handling, manipulating and analysing 3D data sets of different types (point clouds, meshes, CAD) and you will have working knowledge and experience in at least two of the following areas:

• Marker-based and markerless photogrammetry
• Dynamic optical tracking (DIC, multi-camera photogrammetric methods, etc.)
• Reverse engineering
• Drone-based sensor delivery and measurement
• Optical surface geometry reconstruction methods (e.g. structured light, laser line scanner)
• Civil infrastructure laser scanning and BIM modelling
• Coordinate measurement machine programming

You will have the ability to plan and organise your own workload, possess excellent problem-solving abilities and have the ability to work as part of a team. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to interact with, inform and persuade a variety of stakeholders and to present complex information and data in an accessible manner to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates who have practical working knowledge of at least one of the following: GOM software and hardware, Hexagon software and hardware, Polyworks, Spatial Analyzer or CAD software (preferably Solidworks).

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr William Kerr, Metrology Theme Lead - william.kerr@strath.ac.uk

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